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5 Reasons Why ACOs Could Fail

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 7, 2011

Accountable care organizations are unlikely to accomplish their objectives if former provider-hospital competitors must collaborate with each other, says a report in Health Affairs. The disconnect between community physicians and hospital services, trust issues, and resistance to redistributing income may cause ACOs to fail, authors say.

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CMS: Healthcare Spending Grew at Slowest Rate in 50 Years in 2009

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 6, 2011

Battered by economic recession, healthcare spending grew by only 4% in 2009. Spending was partially offset by increased Medicaid enrollments, according to analysis by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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How to Access Resident Applicants' Core Competencies

By: Julie McCoy, for HealthLeaders Media, January 7, 2011

From the day the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) opens, keeping up with applications is an overwhelming task for program coordinators. Here are tips to help access the pool of applicants.

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13 Bizarre Healthcare Stories

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 7, 2011

Healthcare is a huge profession, with millions of medical professionals serving hundreds of millions of people in every state, 24/7. It's a recipe for bizarre stories. We don't know what the new year will bring, but 2010 saw some jawdroppers.

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Dawning of the Age of Mortality Transparency

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 6, 2011

Twelve  hours before New Year's Eve, California  released inpatient mortality rates for each of the state's 335 hospitals for  each of a dozen care categories. The results show surprising consistency: worse  performers tended to stay worse but better ones continued to be better, begging  the question, why?

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How Physicians Are Embracing Preventative Care

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, January 6, 2011

The Southern California Permanente Medical Group's patient care system allows physicians to begin focusing on preventative and chronic care needs of patients almost as soon the patients step inside the door of their offices, whether the conditions were reasons behind the visit or not.

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9339&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services

By: December 16, 2010

Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women’s loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women’s health marketing experts. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod.cfm?id=9339&s=EZINEADH&e_topic=WS_HLM2

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